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US-05 temp...How low can I go?
« on: August 23, 2011, 09:54:37 AM »
I've been wanting to brew a Schwarzbier recipe that I formulated for about 6 months now.  I had originally planned to reuse some WLP830 from this years O'fest that I brewed in early May.  Due to the lack of lagering space I have, I haven't got around to it and dont think I'm going to use it now.  I'm thinking of just pitching some US-05? Yeah, I know it will not be even close to the beer it could've been but I need to use these Ingredients.  We have a lil' girl coming in OCT and I have a feeling there won't be much brewing after that for a little while.  Anyway, I've used US-05 down to 58F with great results.  Has anyone gone lower than that?  I was thinking 55F then ramping up at the end of fermentation? Thoughts?
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Re: US-05 temp...How low can I go?
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2011, 10:03:07 AM »
I've used it often at 55 with no problems.  I've heard of people using it as low as 50, but I haven't tried those beers so I have no personal knowledge of that.
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Re: US-05 temp...How low can I go?
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2011, 10:06:51 AM »
+1

I've pitched in the 50's with a healthy ferment to follow. No problem. I think you could go lower but haven't tried.
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Re: US-05 temp...How low can I go?
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2011, 10:26:11 AM »
Great! I think 55F will be just fine for this Schwarz-mock? lol  Thx for the replies guys!
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Re: US-05 temp...How low can I go?
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2011, 11:08:23 AM »
52F with no problems on a Faux Pils now being enjoyed on tap.  It makes you wonder if it is almost at the Cry Havoc level. :-\

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Re: US-05 temp...How low can I go?
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2011, 12:59:34 PM »
52F with no problems on a Faux Pils now being enjoyed on tap.  It makes you wonder if it is almost at the Cry Havoc level. :-\



Hmmmm? Makes me want to try and go lower.  Does it attenuate well at that temp?
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Re: US-05 temp...How low can I go?
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2011, 01:05:06 PM »
It maybe attenuates slightly less, by a couple points at most.  I've gone down to 56F or so and it still attenuated 75% or more.  It's a great yeast, I tell ya.
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Re: US-05 temp...How low can I go?
« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2011, 09:29:38 AM »
On the Faux Pils at 52F, it went from 1046 OG to 1008 FG in 30 days, single primary fermentation, to keg to serving by day 35 to second/final 5 gallon keg blown last night (day 54).  I have lots of samplers.... ;)
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